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CLASS ACT Located in a chic, cozy 1920s Spanish bungalow in Laguna Beach, CA, a stone’s throw away from the Paci c Ocean, James Morrison Atelier is a new education destination and salon created by acclaimed hairdresser James Morrison, who recently joined the L’Oréal Professionnel Artistic Team. “I’ve had a working relationship with L’Oréal Professionnel for over 30 years,” Morrison says. “It was just natural to begin a partnership with them.” In the intimate 1,200-square-foot space, which holds 12 students for hands-on classes and 25 for lectures, original architectural details like arched doorways, curved ceilings and dark wood beams are complemented by a decor that incorporates materials such as wood, metal, textiles and leather. “The overall style is a combination of modern-luxe and California bohemian-modern,” Morrison says. 46 American Salon October 2012 FLOOR PLAN James Morrison Atelier offers top-tier education and salon services in Laguna Beach, CA. The styling area features Charles Eames-inspired salon chairs, light xtures from designer Tom Dixon, elegant yet durable Caesarstone countertops that resist haircolor stains and a striking blow-drying station crafted from a hundreds-of-years-old piece of juniper wood. In the reception and retail area, vintage pieces like the 1960s Italian travertine coffee table and a centuries-old Persian rug picked up at a shop in Palm Springs, CA, are combined with contemporary touches, like the modern version of a Chester eld sofa and the chandelier built from instructions on lighting designer Lindsey Adelman’s website. The replace lends a welcoming, homey feel to the atelier, which is bathed in abundant natural light. “We knew we wanted to design this space like we would design a home, comfortable yet luxurious,” Morrison says. “I wanted to incorporate a masculine vibe with British sensibilities. It’s very much inspired by the retail locations of my favorite designer, Paul Smith.” Along with cutting and styling classes led by Morrison, beauty pros can experience an array of courses at the atelier on topics ranging from business-building to expert color techniques taught by other L’Oréal Professionnel Artistic Team members including Andrew Bart eld, Jo Blackwell-Preston, Nancy Braun and Jason Backe. “We’ll be offering well-rounded, thoughtful programs by some of the top educators in this business,” Morrison says. ✂ —Lotus Abrams THIS PAGE: The homey reception area features a mix of vintage and modern pieces. OPPOSITE PAGE, CLOCKWISE, FROM TOP LEFT: Charles Eames-inspired salon chairs and custom metal-framed mirrors punctuate the styling oor; arched doorways lend character to the space; the blow-dry station is made from juniper wood; the mini-bar stocked with drinks.
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floor plan<br /> <br /> Class Act<br /> <br /> James Morrison Atelier offers top-tier education and salon services in Laguna Beach, CA. <br /> <br /> Located in a chic, cozy 1920s Spanish bungalow in Laguna Beach, CA, a stone’s throw away from the Pacific Ocean, James Morrison Atelier is a new education destination and salon created by acclaimed hairdresser James Morrison, who recently joined the L’Oréal Professionnel Artistic Team. “I’ve had a working relationship with L’Oréal Professionnel for over 30 years,” Morrison says. “It was just natural to begin a partnership with them.”<br /> In the intimate 1,200-square-foot space, which holds 12 students for hands-on classes and 25 for lectures, original architectural details like arched doorways, curved ceilings and dark wood beams are complemented by a decor that incorporates materials such as wood, metal, textiles and leather. “The overall style is a combination of modern-luxe and California bohemian-modern,” Morrison says.<br /> The styling area features Charles Eames-inspired salon chairs, light fixtures from designer Tom Dixon, elegant yet durable Caesarstone countertops that resist haircolor stains and a striking blow-drying station crafted from a hundreds-of-years-old piece of juniper wood. In the reception and retail area, vintage pieces like the 1960s Italian travertine coffee table and a centuries-old Persian rug picked up at a shop in Palm Springs, CA, are combined with contemporary touches, like the modern version of a Chesterfield sofa and the chandelier built from instructions on lighting designer Lindsey Adelman’s website. The fireplace lends a welcoming, homey feel to the atelier, which is bathed in abundant natural light. “We knew we wanted to design this space like we would design a home, comfortable yet luxurious,” Morrison says. “I wanted to incorporate a masculine vibe with British sensibilities. It’s very much inspired by the retail locations of my favorite designer, Paul Smith.” <br /> Along with cutting and styling classes led by Morrison, beauty pros can experience an array of courses at the atelier on topics ranging from business-building to expert color techniques taught by other L’Oréal Professionnel Artistic Team members including Andrew Bartfield, Jo Blackwell-Preston, Nancy Braun and Jason Backe. “We’ll be offering well-rounded, thoughtful programs by some of the top educators in this business,” Morrison says. ✂ —Lotus Abrams<br /> <br /> First Look<br /> Boxing Match <br /> <br /> Hairdo. by HairUWear revamps its packaging to include fresh visuals <br /> and Quick Response Codes. <br /> With a large selection of hair extensions and clip-ins covering a wide range of popular styles including waves, ponies and clip-in bangs, Hairdo. by HairUWear has elevated its brand with new product packaging design. The revamped boxes showcase eye-catching photography of the featured product, a peekaboo window to view the extensions and clear copy stating what the package contains. Additionally, the new packaging also includes exclusive Quick Response Codes (QR Codes) for smartphone use that will lead buyers to easy-to-follow mobile instructions on how to apply, care for and style each Hairdo. piece. “Hairdo. is now entering into a new evolution, and the preliminary response is outstanding,” says Jason Lumsden, vice president of global sales of HairUWear. “The refreshed packaging has a more professional and prestigious look to it.” Developed with True2Life Heat Styleable Hair, Hairdo. extensions can be flat-ironed, curled or blow-dried, just like natural hair. Along with the new packaging, the company launched three Hairdo. products in August—the Beach Curl Pony, French Braid Band and Ombre. The company says that several more styles will be introduced this holiday season. Celebrity stylist and hair extension guru Ken Paves is still at the helm of the line as Hairdo.’s partner and collaborator bringing forth the style and trend visions of the brand. hairuwear.com —J.T.<br /> <br /> Beauty Lab<br /> <br /> Eight brand-new products you just have to check out<br /> <br /> Weleda<br /> <br /> Weleda has launched four new body lotions: Citrus, Sea Buckthorn, Wild Rose and Pomegranate (pictured here). The Pomegranate Regenerating lotion, equipped with apricot kernal oil and shea butter, stimulates skin cell renewal. usa.weleda.com<br /> <br /> john amico<br /> <br /> Twist and Twist is the new texture treatment from John Amico. With an ammonia-free cystine formula, the permanent wave treatment conditions and adds texture to straight hair or redefines very curly hair into softer, natural waves. johnamico.com<br /> <br /> Agadir<br /> <br /> The new mini Agadir Argan Oil Volumizing Hairspray is perfect for clients who are always on the go. The 1.5-ounce firm-hold finishing spray can be tucked into small bags and is ideal for touch-ups when added volume and shine are desired. agadirint.com<br /> <br /> Perfectress<br /> <br /> The new 100 percent human hair Fantasy collection of hair extensions from Perfectress includes a range of bold colors, such as hot pink and deep purple, and natural hues that are excellent for adding chemical-free highlights to any ’do. perfectress.us<br /> <br /> Moroccanoil <br /> <br /> Ideal for clients with thin, fine hair, Moroccanoil’s new Volumizing Mousse pumps up strands with body, natural lift and movement with a weightless formula that provides flexible, long-lasting hold. moroccanoil.com<br /> <br /> turbo power<br /> <br /> Turbo Power’s new 1-inch and 1¼-inch Forma Diamond Flat Irons feature a digital temperature display from 280 to 450 degrees, ceramic technology for instant heat and a 40-minute auto shut-off safety feature. turbopowerinc.com<br /> <br /> keratin complex<br /> <br /> The new Stealth Stretch Flat Iron from Keratin Complex, the latest addition to the Heat Therapy collection, features extra-long titanium plates to straighten and smooth hair fast and ionic technology for reducing frizz and static flyaways. keratincomplex.com<br /> <br /> bain de terre<br /> <br /> A nourishing tropical cocktail for dry, damaged hair, Bain de Terre’s new Coconut Papaya Ultra Hydrating Balm uses botanicals such as coconut and papaya oils to transform over-processed, damaged hair into shiny, silky locks with added elasticity. baindeterre.com<br /> <br /> Do the WaveRedken’s new Curvaceous line defines curls while combatting <br /> frizz and dry hair.<br /> <br /> Curly girls have a new arsenal of styling and haircare tools to help keep their hair in tip-top shape: Redken Curvaceous, a line of seven products available soon for hair textures ranging from wavy to spiral curls. To address textured-hair issues like frizz and dryness while defining the shape of curls, Curvaceous is formulated with the new Curl Memory complex, which features sugar crystals to enhance wave pattern; oil from the moringa tree for boosting moisture and shine; the brand’s Interlock Protein Network, a blend of a specialized protein co-polymer (Keralink), amino acids and protein; and UV filters to protect color from fading.<br /> The range consists of Cream Shampoo, a sulfate-free formula that gently cleanses the hair; the moisture-rich Conditioner, which can be rinsed out or used as a leave-in smoothing lotion; Curl Dive, a deeply nourishing mask; Wave Ahead texturizing mousse that provides volume and enhances movement; Ringlet, a curl-defining lotion; Full Swirl, a combination cream-serum that controls frizz; and Wind Up, a leave-in spray that re-activates waves and curls. All products are suitable for color-treated hair.<br /> “Curvaceous raises the bar because not only are my clients getting products that best fit their curl types, but they’re also getting products that are reliable,” says Redken curl specialist Isabella Vazquez, who is a stylist at Joe’s Salon & Spa in New Milford, CT. “My clients are loving how deliciously shiny and touchable their hair has become.” redken.com —L.A.<br /> <br /> Roll With It<br /> Invented by Robert Powls and the Cloud Nine team, The O is the ideal high-tech alternative to old-fashioned hot rollers. Sleek and streamlined, the unit’s heat-induction system takes rollers from cold to hot in a mere four seconds—a boon for time-pressed beauty pros, clients and editors, too. If that’s not enough, the lightweight soft-grip rollers—available in a variety of sizes to create volume, body and movement in strands—feature cool-touch technology, which means they will only heat up in <br /> the hair, not in your hands. cloudninehairusa.com —K.D. <br /> <br /> Color Therapy<br /> Blending In<br /> Beautiful and seamlessly blended ombrés like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s look are best achieved using balayage, according to Jennifer Andrews, regional educator for Organic Salon Systems, but not all stylists are comfortable with this technique. Here, Andrews offers tips on how to create this popular style. <br /> 1. Pre-treat the ends of the hair about to be lightened. <br /> 2. Set aside three to four color brushes and two color bowls for light, medium and dark shades. <br /> 3. Start from the bottom with the lightest formula. This is usually the pre-lightening formula of powder lightener with 20-volume developer to remove any artificial pigment. Paint formula one on evenly on the bottom 2 inches of the ends of the hair; follow with formula two and a clean brush for hair 2 inches above the ends. Put a foil underneath each section formula one is painted on so that formula two can be applied directly above on the same foil. Use the third clean brush with soft-handed 45-degree angles to blend the area and produce a melting color effect. When closing up foils, do not fold up into dark hair above the sections. Process until the desired level of color is achieved. “Use Organic Color Systems Revamp to stop lightening action instantly and provide even, deeper, longer-lasting results for your toner color,” Andrews says. <br /> 4. Proceed with the base color and feather it with a separate clean brush near where the foils are on the mid-lengths and ends. Use the base color as a toner for the ends by first rinsing the lighting powder off, then applying Revamp to stop lightening and proceed with emulsifying the base color directly into the lightened ends, creating a softer appearance and shiny, blended effect. <br /> 5. If necessary, a separate toner can be applied to the lightest ends depending on how much contrast is desired. —L.A.<br /> <br /> Deep Impact<br /> Stubborn grays have met their match in the new Paul Mitchell The Color N+ Gray Coverage Series. Designed to maximize coverage on clients with more than 50 percent gray or highly resistant hair and available in seven shades (levels 3 to 9), the line achieves long-lasting, natural-looking results. “Research shows that 60 percent of salon guests color their hair to conceal gray,” says Kristin Firrell, vice president of product development. “Not only does N+ offer extra coverage, but it can also be integrated into beauty pros’ favorite Paul Mitchell The Color formulas.” paulmitchell.com —K.D.<br /> <br /> Vibrant Vision Cut and color find perfect harmony in this look created by celebrity stylist Marie Ferro, owner of Marie’s Hair Studio in Malibu, CA. After cutting the hair into a graduated bob using Mike Karg shears, Ferro created a dimensional copper-gold hue using Goldwell color. She first pre-lightened the hair using Goldwell SilkLift Gentle with back-to-back foils. She then added lowlights under the parietal to the top of the ear and under the occipital and alternated the base color with the highlights, which were placed from the front of the hairline to the top of the parietal ridges to the top of the occipital. Finally, she toned and glazed with Elumen GK@all. “My inspiration for this look was to create excitement in dimension and movement that mimics nature,” Ferro says. (For formulas, visit blog<br /> .americansalonmag<br /> .com.) —L.A.<br /> <br /> Teacher’s Aid<br /> <br /> Play it Cool Just in time for fall’s rich, darker hues, Redken has launched the cool Ice & Smoke collection—two new violets and three golds for the Chromatics line and three new violets for Shades EQ Cream. Chromatics, formulated with zero ammonia and offering 100 percent gray coverage, uses the Oil Delivery System2 + Protein Extract technology that envelopes hair in a layer of protective oil while color pigments and protein extracts are propelled deeply into each strand for long-lasting, brilliant color. The demipermanent Shades EQ line enables stylists to glaze, refresh, correct and blend grays with an ammonia-free formula enriched with pomegranate oil, rice protein and conditioning polymers. redken.com —A.E.<br /> <br /> The new tripod from Product Club is the perfect tool for educators demonstrating a variety of coloring techniques. Featuring an adjustable post that accommodates a wide range of mannequin heads, a quick-release handle for rotating the head position up to 90 degrees and a center column that adjusts to the desired height, the tripod makes mastering coloring and styling techniques that much easier. productclub.com —A.E.<br /> <br /> Workshop<br /> <br /> Make Your Mark<br /> Becoming skilled in the art of hair tattoos is a great way to appeal to younger male clients at the salon, according to Oster Professional Global Artistic Director David Guerin, who recommends Oster’s new Zipline trimmer for the job. Zipline features a beveled-edged T-blade with precision tips and tapered ends to enable controlled detail work. It can be aligned for a zero set-back razorlike finish and has more teeth for accuracy, while the powerful magnetic motor helps expose hair follicles for a cleaner cut. Here, Guerin shares tips for how to use the Zipline to achieve a detailed hair design.<br /> 1. Start by cutting the hair down to about a number-2 blade length.<br /> 2. Pick a beginning point for the design and start with the Zipline finisher either flat or on edge, then work continuously until you finish.<br /> 3. Cut into the hair with easy, consistent pressure. <br /> 4. When the clipper is on edge, cut against the growth pattern of the hair. <br /> 5. If the client has thick hair, once you cut out a part of the design on edge, flatten out the clipper and go into the design again. This will create more definition. <br /> 6. To create elevations once the design is cut out, clip parts of the design shorter.<br /> 7. Put on a number-1 blade and cut out within the design lines.<br /> 8. “Don’t be afraid of making a mistake; just work off of it and the results will look great,” Guerin says. ✂ —Lotus Abrams<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Storm WatchAs the days grow shorter, the nail-obsessed are literally longing to be kept in the dark. Shades of deep burgundy-, rich red- and deep blue-glazed digits proved to be the perfect way to accessorize and add a dash of drama to autumn attire at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City. Top contenders you’ll definitely want to keep on your radar include China Glaze VII, CND Midnight Sapphire and OPI Vampsterdam. chinaglaze.com; cnd.com; opi.com —K.D.<br /> <br /> Double Duty Tecniche’s new Taheebo Nail Balm is the ideal remedy for not only damaged and dehydrated nails, but also for cracked feet and hands. The formula includes a blend of botanical ingredients such as organic shea butter, rose hip oil, evening primrose oil and green coconut water to relieve dry, irritated skin; provide anti-microbial properties; and improve damaged nails with increased hydration, elasticity and structure. tecniche.com —A.E. <br /> <br /> Tropical Punch<br /> <br /> At designer Rachel Antonoff’s fall 2012 presentation in New York City, CND artist Candice Manacchio created two nail designs, Starry Night and Flirty Flower, to complement the feminine cuts and bold color palate of the clothing. To achieve the Flirty Flower, which featured a bright red nail with a white-and-blue flower, she applied two coats of Flashpoint over the nail, leaving the moon at the base clear of polish. She then used a detailing gel brush to fill in the bottom with Brilliant White and created thin petals off the moon extending to the center of the nail. Finally, using a fine detailing brush, she outlined the petals in Anchor Blue to complete this eye-popping design. —A.E.<br /> <br /> Face Value<br /> <br /> Skin Tight<br /> Skin-firming solutions for <br /> maintaining elasticity<br /> Fine lines and wrinkles are typically the first thing one thinks about when it comes to aging, but the loss of skin’s elasticity is another important concern. “As we age, the fibroblast cells responsible for producing the collagen and elastin structural proteins start to slow down, so production decreases about 1 percent per year after the age of 30,” says Annet King, the director of global education for Dermalogica, with regard to the importance of these proteins for providing “snap” to the skin. While already sagging skin can’t be reversed without going under a scalpel, King says that many cosmeceutical products can help strengthen skin on a cellular level. Dermalogica’s entire Age Smart system addresses the biochemical causes of aging with such products as MAP-15 Regenerator, a powder-to-emulsion treatment that delivers the highest concentration of magnesium ascorbyl phosphate (MAP) to the skin for improving firmness and clarity.<br /> Skincare company Algenist uses its exclusive anti-aging complex featuring alguronic acid, a compound responsible for regenerating and protecting the microalgae cell, and ProPeptide3, a combination of three active peptides and three active proteins, for increasing collagen production by up to 209 percent, according to the company. The complex is being used in Algenist’s new Firming & Lifting line geared toward instantly firming the skin with long-lasting effects. The daily-use Firming & Lifting Cream is designed for redefining facial contours, while the line’s Intensive Mask, featuring the anti-aging complex as well as jojoba oil, green tea and vitamin E to moisturize and strengthen the skin, promises to provide an instant lift. algenist<br /> .com; dermalogica.com —J.T.<br /> <br /> <br /> Perfect 10 Adair Ilyinsky and Nadine Ferber, co-owners of TenOverTen in the TriBeCa neighborhood of Manhattan, have opened their second location in the Big Apple at Le Parker Meridien’s Underground, the hotel’s subterranean beauty space. Creature comforts like linen pedicure chairs, vintage light fixtures and limestone-slab communal manicure tables with built-in iPads amplify the mani/pedi mecca’s relaxed atmosphere while a range of quick and ultrapampering services keep clients coming back. Offerings include the TenOverTen Signature Manicure, which encompasses all the nail requisites, as well as the TenOverTen Luxe Pedicure that boasts a 10-minute relaxing stone massage followed by an application of deeply hydrating cream. Some TLC in NYC—it doesn’t get much better than that. —K.D.<br /> <br /> Holiday Shopping<br /> Help your clients find the perfect presents for everyone on their lists with our gift guide. —Aja Edwards<br /> <br /> <br /> 1. Number 4’s Le Golden Sac haircare kit contains Hydrating Shampoo, Hydrating Conditioner, L’eau de Mare Hydrating Body Lotion and Fluoro5 Elixer Restore & Repair Oil. number4hair.com <br /> <br /> 2. The new Skyfall collection from OPI, commemorating the release of the James Bond movie Skyfall (2012), features 12 limited-edition lacquers for holiday 2012, such as the fire-engine red The Spy Who Loved Me and GoldenEye (seen here). opi.com <br /> <br /> 3. Hot Tools’ new Turbo Ionic Galaxy Dryer features an ergonomic orbiting handle and Direct Ion technology for frizz-free styles and reduced drying time. hottools.com <br /> <br /> 4. ColorProof is offering A Tote for Every Type—three different totes packed with products in one of the company’s signature ranges: SuperPlump Volume (seen here), SuperRich Moisture and CrazySmooth Smoothing. colorproof.com<br /> <br /> 5. CND has released the Sensations Holiday Series, which consists of three scented lotions to moisturize skin and delight the senses, also available in a trio gift set. Choose from Celebrate, which features a hint of vanilla, berries and fresh florals; Enchant, formulated with sandalwood, amber and heliotrope; or Delight, encompassing amber and floral aromas. cnd.com<br /> <br /> 6. Organic Salon Systems’ travel-sized Status Quo collection consists of the Organic Care Systems Status Quo Shampoo, a mild and gentle formula for everyday use; the strengthening Status Quo Conditioner; and the protein- and moisture-based Protect Leave-In Conditioner. organicsalonsystems.com<br /> <br /> 7. American Crew’s Holiday Dopp Kit holds all the grooming basics men need: Daily Moisturizing Shampoo, Fiber styling paste, Classic Fragrance and the Classic Bar Soap. americancrew.com<br /> <br /> 8. Redken’s Grooming Collection features two Redken for Men haircare and styling favorites: Redken for Men Go Clean Shampoo, which strengthens hair, and Maneuver Working Wax for medium control and pliable texture. redken.com<br /> <br /> 9. Purchase six bottles of any of L’Oréal Professionnel’s Mythic Oils—Nourishing, Colour Glow, Milk and Rich—and receive six Mythic Oil Odyssey bracelet sets. us.lorealprofessionnel.com<br /> <br /> 10. This 16-inch faux-fur braid extension from HairUWear, in light or dark brown, is the perfect accessory for clients with medium to long hair. hairuwear.com<br /> <br /> 11. The new Superliner Trimmer/Shaver from Andis is ergonomically designed with a detachable, close-cutting T-blade perfect for outlining, detailing and shaping around the nape and ears. Use the bonus Shaver Head for bump-free hair removal. andis.com<br /> <br /> 12. Clients can unwind with the lavender and clary sage aroma from Aveda’s newest eco-certified body care line, Stress-Fix, now available in a holiday set called De-Stress. The collection contains the Stress-Fix Body Lotion, Soaking Salts and Rollerball. aveda.com<br /> <br /> 13. The Enrich Duo collection for coarse hair from Wella Professionals includes the Enrich Moisturizing Shampoo and Moisturizing Conditioner, both of which leave dry, unruly hair smooth and moisturized. wella.com<br /> <br /> 14. Tweezerman’s Holly Print Mini Slant Tweezers boast perfectly aligned, hand-filed tips to ensure spot-on precision. This stocking stuffer is ideal for travel and makeup bags. tweezerman.com<br /> <br /> 15. Matrix is offering gift sets containing a shampoo, conditioner and mini-sized styler from their popular collections including Total Results Moisture, Color Care and Repair (seen here). matrix.com<br /> <br /> 16. The Touch of Glamour holiday collection from Pureology contains Perfect 4 Platinum petite products. Blondes can maintain shiny, smooth hair with the Perfect 4 Platinum Shampoo, Conditioner and Colour Stylist Radiance Amplifier. pureology.com<br /> <br /> 17. The Aloxxi Take Home collection contains the olive and avocado oil-enriched Colour Care Hydrating Shampoo; moisturizing Colour Care Hydrating Conditioner; Colour Care Leave-In Conditioner, a weightless detangler; and the anti-humidity Flexible Hairspray. aloxxi.com<br /> <br /> 18. Sweet Talker from TIGI Hair Care features Mega Whip, which controls humidity and adds flexible texture to hair, and Glaze Haze, a lightweight serum that softens and nourishes hair with a formula of cashmere keratin, sugarcane and bamboo extracts. tigihaircare.com<br /> <br /> 19. Sebastian Professional teamed up with celebrity eyewear designer and A-Morir founder Kerin Rose for this holiday set featuring Trilliance Shampoo and Conditioner and a pair of custom-designed bedazzled sunglasses. sebastianprofessional.com<br /> <br /> 20. The Express Ion Smooth gift set from Paul Mitchell includes the styling must-have Express Ion Smooth flat iron that heats up to 400 degrees and the Express Mini Crimp. paulmitchell.com<br /> <br /> <br /> Twist and Shout<br /> <br /> Expert tips for creating red carpet-worthy curls, beach waves and ringlets<br /> <br /> Glam Curls To achieve the voluptuous curls seen on Jennifer Morrison, Matrix Artistic Director Daniel Roldan advises prepping damp hair with Matrix Total Results Repair Break Fix Leave-In Elixir and then blow-drying with a round brush for shine and body. Once the hair is dry, create a side part on the left. On the right side, take a vertical sub-section in front of the ear, spray it with Total Results Amplify Wonder Boost Root Lifter and wrap the hair around a 1½-inch curling iron going down the rod in a spiral pattern. “Keep the rod face down and leave the ends open and slightly straighter to elongate the wave,” Roldan says.<br /> <br /> Forget the straight and narrow, it’s time to rock some serious texture. Whether it’s tousled beach waves, voluptuous curls or tight ringlets, the celebrity looks seen here are easy to achieve on your clients with the right products. Here, three top texture experts share their tips and techniques for creating gorgeous curly looks. ✂ —Jolene Turner<br /> <br /> Beach Waves For Kristen Bell’s beautiful beach waves, Colleen Martorano, director of Global Education for GKhair, suggests prepping strands with GKhair ThermalStyleHer, a heat-protective styling cream that infuses hair with moisture and shine while shielding it from the heat of a blow-dryer, curling iron and sun, before wrapping 1-inch sections around the GKhair 4 in 1 Curling Iron to create soft curls. “After the entire head has been ironed and cooled, use a wide-tooth comb to rake out the curls into a beach wave pattern and finish the style with Light Hold Hairspray to add shine, ensure hold and prevent frizz,” Martorano says.<br /> <br /> Rockin’ Ringlets To create tight curls like Beyoncé’s, Morgan Willhite, creative director at Ouidad, advises starting with Ouidad Moisture Lock Leave-in Conditioner. “Depending on the hair’s density, apply about a quarter-sized amount to the ends,” she says, noting that the hair should remain wet when you begin styling. “The water helps the leave-in conditioner and styling aid distribute more evenly.” The next step is to break hair down into quadrants and apply a quarter-sized amount of Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel, which will minimize frizz while keeping hair soft. Rake gel into sections, from roots to ends, using the fingers. Once worked through all quadrants, use a towel and scrunch the excess water out of the ends. For volume, flip the hair upside down and use a diffuser to dry, lifting it up and down to achieve optimum fullness. Once dry, finish with a pea-sized amount of serum or pomade, such as Ouidad Clear Control Pomade, to control flyways.
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